“Everyone looks for Black Swans. No one sees the White Swans before their eyes.”
Mark Jacobsen
J.D. (STANFORD)
Director

Foreign qualified lawyer

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Having worked in five jurisdictions and four financial capitals, Mark has a unique breadth of experience to draw upon. His work is concentrated on financial institutions, including structuring, regulatory and compliance, corporate transactions, and investments with a focus on funds and private markets. Mark has practiced before eight different regulatory organisations globally and regularly advises on cross-border and multinational deals, having advised on matters in 12 jurisdictions in Asia.

Prior to joining TSMP Law Corporation, Mark practised with a local firm with international affiliations and foreign firms Winston & Strawn, Hogan Lovells, and Dewey LeBouef. He is qualified as a member of the California bar, to which he was admitted in 2006.

Mark focuses on clients’ business models, looking far beyond the four-corners of the contracts. He is frequently asked to advise on novel structures, including acting as lead counsel on more than half of Singapore’s Sandbox participants, lead advisor to Asia Pacific’s first block-chain incorporation agent and smart contracting platform, lead counsel for several prominent exchanges, lead advisor and counsel to Asia’s first robo-advising platform and Singapore’s first equity crowd-funding platform, deal counsel for Singapore’s first revenue-sharing arrangement, and deal counsel to Singapore’s first P2P platform.

Beyond the office, he has served as pro bono counsel for both entities and individuals in a number of areas. He has also served as secretary to the board of directors of The Mekong Club (from 2010–2013), which works to disrupt and end modern-day slavery.

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